Feeding progress

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Registered: 12-07-2007
Feeding progress
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Sat, 08-11-2012 - 11:49pm

Braska has a long history of very unique feeding issues... we've had a new eval done recently and we started a new protocol at meal times.  The big goal has been to get her to chew. She's never been able to chew or manage more than puree/mashed foods in her mouth.  But she's doing really well with progressing through the stages lately, so we've taken a couple videos...

The first one... http://youtu.be/_5r5qzRd5Uw 

And the second one... http://youtu.be/Gbk2pyEPPpo

We've still got a long way to go, but it's fun to see her starting to get it.

And just as a reminder... these issues are NOT common to kids with DS, to this extent.  This is just a "Braska thing" we say. :smileyhappy:

RK
AKA Braska's mom

Nebraska Larae 11/21/06 DS
--AV canal repair 2/28/07
--G-button 9/10/07
--Glasses 12/24/07
--Ear Tubes 05/06/2010
Kinlee Carene 02/09/09


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Registered: 01-18-2007
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 9:10pm

Wow, I have not been on here in a long time.  Braska is doing fantastic with her feeding skills.  Does she show any resistance at all?  If so, how do you deal with it.  You must be so proud of her!

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Registered: 12-07-2007
Tue, 08-14-2012 - 10:08pm

Hey there... good to see ya!

B's been showing resistance to everything related to food since day 1.  And this new protocol with the chewing requirements is  not her favorite thing, but she is actually cooperating way better than I expected.  She's gone from begging not to have to do it... "MOOOOOOMMMMMMM!  I don't WANT it! Put it back! Pleeeeeeeeease!  (lots of whining and attitude there)...  to now where she will put a piece of cracker in her mouth when told to, or cued nonverbally, with minimal argument and only occasionally.  She's definitely not just walking around grabbing and eating things, but she's making progress. That's all I can ask for, and we celebrate! 

How's little miss R?

RK
AKA Braska's mom

Nebraska Larae 11/21/06 DS
--AV canal repair 2/28/07
--G-button 9/10/07
--Glasses 12/24/07
--Ear Tubes 05/06/2010
Kinlee Carene 02/09/09